Thursday, June 4, 2015

Branch or Wings?

While reading my morning devotion I came across a quote that jumped off the page at me: “A bird sitting in a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking, because it’s trust is not in the branch, but in its own wings. Always believe in yourself.”

One of the basic issues about caregiving that makes us all CRAZY is the fear that we don’t have all the answers/have the skills/have the money/understand the process and somehow our loved one will suffer because of it.

We suffer because we care so much. We worry that we are not doing our best. All you can do is all you can do. 

However, I’ll trumpet my basic philosophy: If you won’t take care of yourself you won’t be able to take care of others.

Moving through the caregiver experience and coming out the other end…whole…is the objective. 

Keep asking questions, keep learning, keep trying and keep taking care of yourself.

Don’t worry about the branch breaking, think more about the power of your wings.

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